What stage of recovery are we in now?
We still have sustained community spread in Frederick County. There are few effective therapeutic treatments for COVID-19 and no vaccine or effective preventive treatments.

This means that all Marylanders should continue to:
• Stay at home except for essential business and approved outdoor activities
• Wear masks or face coverings
• Practice physical distancing


On June 16, 2020, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced that Frederick County will fully advance the next phase of Governor Hogan’s reopening plan, as most neighboring counties are doing. The following businesses and activities can resume in Frederick County effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 19, at 50 percent of their capacity with recommended best health and safety practices:

  • Indoor recreation, including:
    • Bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls
    • Roller and ice skating rinks
  • Social and fraternal clubs
  • Fitness centers, health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers, and self-defense schools

Questions concerning Governor Hogan’s most recent Executive Order should be directed to the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel at 410-974-3901 or online at http://governor.maryland.gov/contact-the-governor. Guidance for different types of businesses can be found here: https://open.maryland.gov/backtobusiness/.

The Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery is divided into 3 stages:

• STAGE 1 Low Risk - This is the first stage of the recovery, and involves business, community, religious, and quality of life improvements. 
• STAGE 2 Medium Risk - This will likely be a longer stage of the initial recovery, but will also be the stage when a large number of businesses and activities come back. 
• STAGE 3 High Risk - These are the more ambitious and long-term goals.

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1. What stage of recovery are we in now?
2. What if people from an area that has not reopened come to Frederick County?
3. How do I get tested for COVID-19?
4. Does Frederick County have any cases of COVID-19?
5. There aren’t many cases of COVID-19 in my zipcode. Does this mean I can’t get infected?
6. Do I need to wear a mask? Where do I get a mask?
7. Should my child wear a face covering? What if my child is scared? What about children with special health care needs?
8. How important is it for me to get my child’s vaccinations now? Can it wait?
9. What if I don’t have a primary healthcare provider?
10. I’m sick but can’t get tested OR I tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do now?
11. Should I get an antibody test? If it is positive, does it mean I am immune to COVID-19?
12. When should I get tested?
13. I haven’t gotten my test results yet. When will I get them?
14. Doesn’t the public need to know where a person with COVID-19 has been?
15. How can I get information about cases in nursing homes?
16. Can people with no symptoms have COVID-19?
17. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild. Why is this more serious than the flu?
18. I’ve lost my job. Where can I get help?
19. What resources exist for business owners?
20. How do I report a violation of the Governor’s or County Executive's orders?
21. How Can I Help?
22. Can pets get COVID-19? Can I take my pet to the vet?